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Samuel L. Jackson Issues A Profane Message to Voters

“Wake the F--k Up”

by AFRO Staff

    Samuel L. Jackson Photo Credit/Jordan Strauss/Invision (AP File Photo)
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Film superstar Samuel L. Jackson has endorsed the reelection of President Obama with a video that sounds like a nursery rhyme but slaps apathetic voters with a four-word- profanity laced refrain: “Wake the F---k Up.”

“Sorry my friend, but there’s no time to snore, the out-of-touch millionaires just declared war; on schools, the environment, unions, fair pay,” Jackson says in a three-minute, 29-second video that was released Sept. 27 and quickly went viral.

“We’re all on our own if Romney has his way. He’s against safety nets. If you fall, tough luck. So I strongly suggest you WAKE THE F--K UP!”

blunt, often profane video is viewed as apparently designed to rekindle the massive voter turnout in 2008 that sent Barack Obama to the White House.

It addresses young voters and senior citizens and addresses student loans and Medicare. Jackson is the only African American in the video.

“Think brother please. Obama sent (Navy) Seals to Bin Laden's place. Romney sent jobs overseas," Jackson says. "How about that student loan overhaul? It's going to save you thousands of bucks. Mitt will cut that sh** in a second. Dude, wake the f*** up."

A disclaimer at the end of the video indicates that it was paid for by the Jewish Council for Education and Research and that it was not authorized by any candidate or candidates committee.

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